COUNTDOWN TO WTSA 2010


Date:



Place:



Location:

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2010



Time & Life Building



New York, USA

1271 Avenue of the Americas
(50th Street and 6th Avenue)


Speakers & MODERATORS


The Summit program will be a combination of all-delegate plenary sessions and smaller breakout sessions, with plenary sessions including keynote addresses, open Q&As, panel discussions, and on-stage demonstrations. Through these activities, Summit attendees will experience firsthand some of the most extraordinary technological advances in the works today, and an opportunity to meet their creators.

The current line-up of Moderators, Panelists and Speakers are listed below – please check back often for updates. (Speakers subject to change.)

Moderators for the event will include:


James P. Clark

James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network

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briandmaine

Brian Dumaine, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

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lily mazahery

Lev Grossman, Senior Writer and book critic, TIME; co-author, Techland blog, TIME.com

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Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, CNN

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Speakers will include:

johnbaker

Dr. John Baker, CEO, Baker No-Tillage Ltd

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gerardinegbotte

Gerardine G. Botte, PhD, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ohio University

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art kleiner

Steve Cochran, Steve Cochran, Vice President, Climate and Air, Environmental Defense Fund

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alex cone

Alex B. Cone, CEO / Alpha Geek, CodeFab LLC; consultant, Apple

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Graciela Chichilnisky

Professor Graciela Chichilnisky, Architect of the Carbon Market for the Kyoto Protocol; Managing Director, Global Thermostat; Director, Columbia University's Consortium for Risk Management

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david clinch

David Clinch, former Senior International Editor and Social Media expert, CNN; Editorial Director, Storyful.com; Founder, Clinch Media

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Nicholas

Peter Eisenberger, Managing Directors, Global Thermostat

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garyflake

Gary Flake, Founder & CEO, Systems Complex

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adam gopnik

Adam Gopnik, Author, Angels & Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

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jessegilbert

Jesse Gilbert, Dark Matter Media llc, Sound and software designer

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moira gunn

Dr. Moira Gunn, Host , NPR's Tech Nation. Also a professor where she focuses on Global Information Systems and Biotechnology

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penhadow

Pen Hadow, Director, Geo Mission Ltd.

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dawnjutla

Dr David Hartwell, Three-time winner, Hugo Award

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dawnjutla

Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO and Founder, Pixel Qi

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dawnjutla

Dawn Jutla, Professor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University

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art kleiner

Art Kleiner, Editor-in-Chief, Strategy+Business

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ray kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, Inventor & Founder, Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.

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lily mazahery

Dr. Paul Levinson, Author; Former President, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

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lily mazahery

Lily Mazahery, Founder, Legal Rights Institute

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john menlein

Dr. John Mendlein, Chairman, Fate Therapeutics

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ehsanmo ghaddasi

Ehsan Moghaddasi, PhD candidate focusing on "Social Movements and New Media," social anthropology, Boston University

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ben neill

Ben Neill, Composer, Inventor & Performer

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ben neill

David Orrell, Mathematician and Author, The Future of Everything, Economyths

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david orrell

Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman/Co-Founder, The Cleantech Group

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jonathan

Jonathan Peachey, CEO, Virgin Management USA, Inc., for Virgin Galactic

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Jason Pontin

Jason Pontin, Publisher & Editor in Chief, Technology Review

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david post

David Post, Chairman, Next Island

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david pogue

David Pogue, Personal Technology Columnist, The New York Times; Emmy-Award winning tech correspondent, CBS News

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zoran

Zoran Popovic, Professor, University of Washington, for Foldit

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marc

Marc Raibert, Co-Founder and President, Boston Dynamics Inc, (BDI)

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Jason Pontin

Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Co-Founder, Gapminder Foundation

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j serfass

Jeffrey A. Serfass, President, Technology Transitions Corporation

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Jason Pontin

Dr Stanley Schmidt, Editor, Analog Science Fiction & Fact magazine

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stuart

Stuart Schulzke, Director, Content Development, FORA.tv

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Jason Pontin

Jigar Shah, CEO, Carbon War Room

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rohit talwar

Albert H. Teich, Director of Science & Policy Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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margaret

Dr. Margaret C. Turnbull, New Worlds Observer Lead Scientist, President, Global Science Institute, Certified Supplier, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems, Global Science Institute/Northrup Grumman

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bryanwalsh

Jimmy Wales, co-founder, Wikipedia; Director, CiviliNation

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bryanwalsh

Bryan Walsh, Writer, TIME

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gerardinegbotte

Andrea Weckerle, Founder & President, CiviliNation

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stephenwolfram

Dr. Stephen Wolfram, Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research; Creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha; Author, "A New Kind of Science," Winner, MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship

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takashiyabe

Takashi Yabe, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology

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hangzhiyong

Dr. Huang Zhiyong, Department Head of Computer Graphics and Interface Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR

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